7 07, 2015

Stop! Don't Upgrade TFS!!!

By | 2015-07-07T12:07:18+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps, Kanban, Practices, Process, Scrum, Source Control Management, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Tools, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Online, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team System|2 Comments

Have you been putting off upgrading TFS and now you’re ready to upgrade?  Are you itching to take advantage of the great features in Team Foundation Server 2013 update 4?  Are you excited to take advantage of the query-based chart authoring in Team Web Access?  Do you want a better triage experience?  Are you hoping [...]

6 07, 2015

Hack Your Agility: Reduce The Time it Takes To Put Together Requirements

By | 2015-07-06T10:27:18+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum|0 Comments

Why does your team spend so much time building out a requirements document? Is the level of detail necessary? Is it getting in the way of delivering more quickly? Find out what part of the requirements gathering process is slowing down your delivery cycle. Many teams spend more time on requirements definitions than necessary. An [...]

10 02, 2015

New agile features & roadmap for VSO & TFS

By | 2015-02-10T09:46:00+00:00 February 10th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Practices, Scrum, Visual Studio Online|0 Comments

The latest news from VSO & TFS shows what a great agile transformation can accomplish.

14 07, 2014

The 3 R’s in Continuous Delivery

By | 2014-07-14T11:28:07+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Practices, Release Management|0 Comments

We have all seen the latest buzzwords of Continuous Delivery over the last few years. The name “Continuous Delivery” gives a general idea of the practice: continuously deploying an application or code into a system.  The word “continuous” does not provide the detail of what we are trying to achieve in the Continuous Delivery practices.  [...]

1 05, 2014

Guest Post: Safely simplify TFS queries with a Current iteration path

By | 2014-05-01T08:25:13+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Practices, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server|1 Comment

Without a WIQL variable such as @currentIteration everyone needs to modify all of their queries every iteration if we want to have any individual or shared queries looking at the current iteration. Or do we?

23 04, 2014

Join Northwest Cadence and Microsoft for free trainings on Kanban, Git, Lean, and Agile

By | 2014-04-23T09:04:46+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Lean, Practices, Scrum|3 Comments

Northwest Cadence is thrilled to share with you details around our recent work with Microsoft and the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). We helped create and deliver live, all-day trainings highlighting topics such as Agile, Lean, Git, and Kanban. We loved working on these Jump Starts because they emphasize our passion: helping teams improve their processes [...]

18 04, 2014

Custom Web Performance Test Plugin

By | 2014-04-18T10:30:28+00:00 April 18th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Software Testing, Tools, Visual Studio 11|6 Comments

I was recently doing a workshop on Web Performance and Load Testing in Visual Studio when we stumbled upon a testing scenario that required an input of unique invoice identifiers. Essentially, the business logic would fail to create an invoice if the identifier matched one that already existed. This seems like a trivial problem, but [...]

17 04, 2014

“Requirement” is an overloaded word

By | 2014-04-17T14:46:08+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Practices, Team Foundation Server|4 Comments

I was recently confronted by a customer wanting to know if Team Foundation Server (TFS) could support Product development, not just Project development. That left me a bit confused, as TFS is a general tool, and supports pretty much any process, good or bad. She had been exposed only to agile demonstrations, and she was [...]

16 04, 2014

Lean Kanban North America 2014 – Steven Borg on Enterprise Agility: Lean at Scale

By | 2014-04-16T14:03:46+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process|0 Comments

Join Steven Borg on May 5-8 at the upcoming leadership conference: Modern Management Methods – Making Better Decisions in the Face of Complexity and Uncertainty. If you’re in a leadership role and are responsible for managing knowledge work activities, this conference is one that you don’t want to miss. The Modern Management Conference has extremely [...]